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'I was told how good it is –
by VA, of course'
What are your 2nd Amendment rights as a veteran?
Does a PTSD diagnosis prevent you from owning firearms?
What can you do if your NICS application is denied?
Click here for all the intel you need to know about your rights to own and carry weapons.
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Disability Service Connection
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Temporary Total Disability Rating
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Special Monthly Compensation
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Seriously Disabled Child
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If you take Prilosec or Zantac for acid reflux, a beta blocker for high blood pressure,
or Xanax for anxiety, you may be increasing your risk of depression. More than 200
common medications sold in the U.S. include depression as a potential side effect.
Sometimes, the risk stems from taking several drugs at the same time. Now, a new
study finds people who take these medicines are, in fact, more likely to be depressed.
It Makes a Big Difference in Vets’ Access to Care
Many veterans who say they experienced traumatic brain injury while firing shoulder
rockets in training are finding themselves in a medical Catch-22...
“The first shot sucked out my ear protection. I followed up with a second shot and
was completely concussed, and had some blood coming out of my ears.”
It is my belief that non-working (non-contributing) spouses receive their own Social
Security -- if they have in fact worked at all during their lifetime and qualify for
their own benefits -- plus up to half of their spouses' monthly amount without compromising
the higher earner's benefit. Is that correct? It seems multiple wives of one husband can collect Social Security provided they were married at least 10 years. What's wrong with this picture?
Has Your Claim Been Denied?
Do you need an IMO or a DBQ?
You'll need to speak with an expert physician and then a veterans law attorney. Why not speak
with both at the same time? Dr. Anaise is a physician, surgeon and veterans law attorney.
Dr. Anaise has been providing military veterans with disability benefits help for many years.
Speak with him today...it won't cost anything but a little of your time.
Whether you love 'em or hate 'em, they're here to stay. The DBQ can make all the
difference in your final ratings. This is a good time for you to take an in depth
look at how to use your DBQ to support your claim. Spend some time with the
webinar above and then choose your DBQ so you know it's being done right.
You Do NOT Need A "Representative" To File A Claim
You're smart enough to have earned an honorable discharge, you survived the military experience...
then you're smart enough to fill out a form and mail it. Do it right, do it yourself. We'll help.
There are 3 Great Lies, it's been said...
1) Of course I'll respect you in the morning, darling.
2) The check is in the mail.
3) Hello, we're from the and we're here to help you.
The VA has been working to address opioid safety for veterans and has made progress in reducing
opioid prescriptions. For example, VA has started a program to educate providers on best practices
related to pain management and the optimal use of opioids. However, we found that VA has not
fully met all of its opioid safety goals. Its health care providers also are not consistently adhering
to evidence-based opioid risk mitigation strategies (such as annual urine drug screenings).
We made a number of recommendations to help the VA improve opioid safety.
If the structures completely block the throat, air can’t flow to the lungs at all. This is
called apnea (meaning “no breathing”). Since the lungs aren’t getting
fresh air, the brain tells the body to wake up just enough to tighten the
muscles and unblock the air passage. With a loud gasp, breathing begins again.
One little-known benefit for veterans focuses on those former servicemembers who face financial hardship. The Veterans Pension Benefit provides modest amounts of regular monthly income for veterans who qualify, and it can make a big difference for those who are struggling to make ends meet.
“It was so caustic; the smoke, you would wake up in the morning, and it would just choke you,” said Kenney, who is now 53 and lives in the Killeen area. Yet the VA refuses to admit his cancer could
be related to exposure, consistently stating in his exams that his illness is “not related to a specific exposure event/environmental hazard experienced during actuve (sic) service in Southwest Asia.” While
he was still in the Army, Kenney had suspicious masses on his lymph nodes removed. Biopsies on the masses led the VA later to link their type to the cancer that was detected two years after he retired.
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Education and Training
Regional Processing Offices
VA has three RPOs that handle GI Bill claims.
About Your Health
Your VA Disability Rating & The Schedule
Let's spend a few minutes talking about how VA arrives at the rating you'll receive once
your claim has been adjudicated. The process isn't (or shouldn't be) complex. You have a
medical problem you feel is connected to your honorable military service. You file a claim
seeking compensation for the disabling condition. VA then gathers all pertinent records and any
other relevant evidence and schedules you for a C & P exam. Once all that is completed, a
Ratings Veterans Service Representative (RVSR) will study all of that and issue a rating.
As the RVSR reviews the evidence, your condition and the amount of disability the condition
is causing will be derived from 38 CFR Book C, Schedule for Rating Disabilities .
Much of what you'll find there is in need of updating to reflect a more modern medical
approach to illness and injury but for now, The Schedule is what we have to work with.
As you file your disability benefits claim you'll want to look at the language VA uses
to define different ratings for your specific malady. If you have a knee problem, you'll go to
ever wanted to know about how VA rates knee injuries. The same holds true for any
illness or injury you believe is connected to your service. If your specific condition isn't
listed, that's not unusual and VA allows for symptoms of a like kind to be rated by similar
symptoms of similar conditions. As you perfect your benefits portfolio, you should become
familiar with The Schedule. The more you know, the more control you have over your benefits.
Yes, you can sue the VA for medical malpractice.
VA therapist yanked from clinic in central Arkansas
Left adrift, say vets haunted by war
"Safety was one concern that had risen out of the activities that had taken place at [the] clinic.
The other concern was the lack of therapeutic benefit of those groups," McClain
said in an interview. "I have been a psychiatrist myself for 20 years, and I have never
seen a support group that functioned in the fashion that this activity represented."
Jim Strickland is a nationally known advocate for veterans
and a member of the Stateside Legal Advisory Board.
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They're Your Benefits
Why aren't you receiving them?
You worked hard to earn the benefits you were promised during your honorable
service in our American military. Let us help you to help yourself.
Doctors advised to look for links between illness, military service
Veterans advocates point to a host of medical maladies found to have possible links to military
service, including cancers, Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and heart condition.
Zika virus (ZIKV) has affected roughly half a million people in the Western hemisphere in recent years, including US veterans. Older veterans and those with comorbidities are at an increased risk of hospitalizations and neurological complications after a ZIKV infection, researchers now report.
The short answer is yes, but there are many variables
Property tax exemptions for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces exist in most states. The
amount of an exemption is subtracted from the value of the home, thus lowering a
homeowner’s tax liability. But, as with most property tax issues, exemptions for veterans
vary depending on where the property is located. And it’s not just the benefits themselves
that differ. States do not necessarily share the definition of what an eligible veteran is.
TDIU??? Unemployability Questions??? IU????
Divorce has ruined my life and nobody will help, what can I do?
What do I do if my disabled rating percentage should be more than the VA claims?
Is there a chance that a CUE (Clear and Unmistakable Error) claim based on 3.156(c) will be approved?
Does 100% schedular rating restrict me from employment? What about 100% TDIU rating?
How do I appeal a claim of aid and attendance?
Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Bringing You Down???
Are you depressed, anxious, angry or moody because of your hearing problems?
Did you know your mental health issues may be secondary to hearing loss or tinnitus?
Dr. Brett Valette is a clinical psychologist specializing in veterans mental health disability.
If you're suffering with problems you believe may be caused or aggravated by hearing loss,
contact Dr. Valette and ask if you may have a secondary service connected condition.
Psychiatrist On Depression And Suicide Prevention
"We don't know what's going on inside of someone," Ramsey says.
"And it's our job to be curious to those we know and we love,
and get a conversation going about this."
VA Disability - When the initial decision finds no "nexus"
What is the "nexus" and why is it important?
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SMART INSIGHTS FROM PROFESSIONAL ADVISERS
The Alphabet Soup of Disability Income: SSDI, LTD and WC
When you can't work, there are three programs that can help: Social Security
Disability Insurance, long-term disability and workers' comp. You may even
qualify for more than one, but that can also cause issues.
What's your VA up to today?
Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities may apply for grants to build an adapted home or install ramps, widen doors, or make other modifications to live more independently.
Veterans of the United States Uniformed Services may be
eligible for a broad range of
programs and services
provided by the
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
A general list of other Federal agencies that
offer benefit programs and resources for
Service members, Veterans, and their families.
The love-hate affair with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) continues.
Because Veterans Affairs and Common Sense is an oxymoron of gigantic proportions.
There are more than 9 million surviving spouses of veterans living in the United States. Many of
these survivors are over age 65, and receiving long-term care or will soon. The Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA) recognizes the sacrifices of military families, and provides financial support
for surviving spouses and dependents. Many people are aware of benefits available for veterans, but unfortunately, spouses and eligible family members frequently do not realize benefits exist for
them, or know how to obtain them. There are three pension benefits available that provide monthly
cash payments to surviving spouses who have low income and/or long-term healthcare needs
Apply for disability compensation and other benefits for conditions related to your military service.
Health Care Benefits
Apply for VA health care, find out how to access services, and manage your health and benefits online.
Apply for and manage benefits that help you pay for college and training programs.
Find out if you qualify for a VA home loan. If you have a service-connected disability, find out if you qualify for a housing grant to help you live more independently.
Careers and Employment
Find out if you're eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) services, get support for your Veteran-owned small business, and access other resources to help build your career skills and find a job.
Explore VA life insurance options, manage your policy online, and file claims.
Apply for monthly pension benefits for wartime Veterans and survivors.
Burials and Memorials
Get help planning a burial or memorial service, and find out how to get survivor and dependent benefits.
Family and Caregiver Benefits
As the family member of a Servicemember or Veteran, find out if you qualify for benefits like health care, VA-backed home loans, life insurance, or money to help pay for college. If you’re caring for a Veteran with disabilities, find out if you can get added support.
Veterans Legal Help Navigator
Welcome to the Veterans Legal Help Navigator. This online tool helps veterans' caseworkers and advocates across the country find the right fit legal help for veterans.
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Disability Benefits Questionnaires
Every claim will generate some form or fashion of C & P exam. The C & P exam is as
unavoidable as death and taxes. Veterans dread the C & P exam because it's so often
wrong. You can control the situation...have a DBQ done by a disability expert! Talk with
Dr. Bash today about getting your DBQ signed off by an expert with years of experience.
America’s veterans are in crisis.
VA provides Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families with $1.3 trillion
in insurance coverage each year. VA also offers a variety of life insurance options
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers several benefits for the children of veterans:
(1) education benefits — servicemembers may transfer the GI Bill to their dependent
children before leaving service; (2) health care — CHAMPVA provides coverage to eligible
dependent children; (3) life insurance — family coverage is available to members insured under Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI); and (4) memorial benefits — minor or unmarried adult children may be eligible for burial in a VA national cemetery. Also, specific benefits are available for children of servicemembers who died or were seriously injured in the line of duty.
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The Shocking Health Effects Of Agent Orange
Now A Legacy Of Military Death